TechnoRetro Dads

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Save the Cat!  After hearing from Kathleen Kennedy at Celebration Europe that even she thinks movies tend to all follow the same pattern, we discover the screenwriting formula has been penned and published in a format that gets down to minute-by-minute details.  JediShua also provides some delicious movie tips and we have loads of retro news about this week in the 70s and 80s!

Plus, with football season just around the corner, we’ve extended the invitation to get into the TechnoRetro Dads Fantasy Football League.  So plug in your earbuds and join your buds shazbazzar and JediShua as we begin another work week!

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Greetings, Programs and all you Star Wars fans!

In this special edition of TechnoRetro Dads, we sift through our Star Wars Celebration Europe II reports from Satka in Essen, Germany to bring you just a bit of the experience that is a Star Wars Celebration.  With highlights from Kathleen Kennedy and Dave Filoni, we talk about what we can expect in the bonus content from Star Wars: The Clone Wars as well as the highly anticipated Star Wars: Rebels and then get just a bit ofinsight into what Episode VII will look like in 2015.  Although it is impossible to consolidate a Celebration into an hour-long podcast, maybe you can feel like you were part of the event for just a little while.

 
May the force be with you!

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Hey, Hey, Hey....it's Hasbro!

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Hey, hey, hey, it’s TechnoRetro Dads.

The Lantern City illustrated novel is hitting mailboxes this week after their introduction at SDCC, new Hasbro Star Wars figures are hitting retail, and the Ewok Adventure hits some highs and lows in this week’s TechnoRetro Dads.

This week is The Final Countdown to the launch of MTV (that’s Music Television to those of you who have the mistaken idea that it’s about reality TV).

So get out your Honeycomb cereal and sit down with Bill Cosby for a Saturday morning viewing of Fat Albert (after spending seventy-seven minutes with shazbazzar and JediShua, of course).

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With San Diego Comic Con behind us and Celebration Europe II coming this weekend, this week’s podcast is filled to the brim with news, history, and tips that will help you enjoy your time at conventions (and movies) even more. 

TRON is back in the news, along with a reboot of The Black Hole.  Of course, we have some Star Wars news and lots of our favorite (and fun) things from the 70s and 80s.  So start your work week on the right foot (which may be your left foot, if you’re marching) with a larger-than-life episode of TechnoRetro Dads.

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Finally, we turn the interview tables on Jimmy Mac of RebelForce Radio (and a host of other podcasts on the Shotglass Digital network) and get a RetroSpective of what makes the legendary podcaster tick.  

Obi-Wan is in the news (and in a mind control history lesson as well), Shaun Cassidy is #1, Martian Night Life, and a fantasy story that never ends.

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Gushing about George Lucas?  Of course.  Plus, shazbazzar and JediShua go Monster watching with their families and end up in an extended look at pixels, er, rather, Pixar.  Plus, a look at some video games and video game movies.

All this, and Aluminum Boy, too!  Before you head off to work this morning, make sure to download TechnoRetro Dads.  It just makes Mondays better!

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He fights for Truth, Justice, and the American Way (at least that used to be his motto -- he is from Kansas, anyway).  We talk Man of Steel with one of the foremost Superman fans online, Steve Glosson from Geek Out Loud! 

With current news about some blasts from the past, this holiday week episode takes us back to the days when we were kids, anxiously awaiting the first launches of sky bombs and fireworks on the Fourth of July.  

Filmmaker Sheldon Norton, a frequent panelist on TRON: Decoding the Grid, tells us more about his current project, Shikoba Falls.

So step into your dancing shoes, strap on your red cape, and climb into your cylon-centric Pontiac Firebird as we hustle into a shorter work week (if you’re living in the United States) with a brand new episode of TechnoRetro Dads. Thanks for joining us this week!


(Oh, and it's a little long this week.)

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This week, shazbazzar and JediShua check out the latest news relating to some of our favorite franchises.  Star Wars: The Clone Wars wins an Emmy, LEGO has a new movie, and  The Dark Crystal is on an author quest.

The history lesson includes Spaceballs, The Twilight Zone, Blade Runner, and more information about Atari than you ever knew you didn’t know. 

Dig in and decode some of the latest tidbits of information about Star Wars: Rebels.  (Since the recording of this episode, Dave Filoni has confirmed JediShua’s conclusions regarding the look and feel of the upcoming Star Wars animated  series on last Friday’s RebelForce Radio.)

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Happy TechnoRetro Dads Day!

Join JediShua and shazbazzar as they honor their dads and TechnoRetro Dads everywhere. 

Check out their take on the News about Star Wars, Pac Man, and the Hobbit as well as some History Lessons ranging from Atari to the Sony Walkman to the first American woman in space, and some movie memories as well. 

We’ll be talking about Man of Steel as well as Superman in a couple of weeks (we’re giving everyone plenty of time to go see it, just in case you didn’t take your TechnoRetro Dad already this past weekend).

And if you see Sally Ride's carpenter ants, let them know their licenses have been revoked for littering the Space Shuttle with their little, bitty hammers.

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Remember debating your friends about the abilities (and challenges) of different super heroes?  What was your answer to the various aspects of their daily lives?


Did you ever have a Little Professor or a Speak and Spell?  Were these toys, games, or learning tools?

What was your impression of E.T. in 1982?
 
Travel back to the 70s and 80s with JediShua and shazbazzar to relive these moments and more with TechnoRetro Dads.

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